Recently there has been a release from the WPBSA about an
event to take place in Malta which alas clashes with the Oceania Championships
already scheduled for the 7th – 17th March at Mounties in
NSW. This is very disappointing but alas out of our control.
As our event was already advertised and venue, sponsors and accommodation
already finalised it is not possible for the OBSF to change their dates as has
been suggested. Some players have advised the OBSF that they have already
booked their flights for the Oceania Championships which makes it impossible to
consider changing our dates.
We appreciate that this is not the best situation but we
cannot remedy this situation that was not created by the OBSF.
We look forward to seeing players from throughout the
Oceania region at the Championships supporting the event and the major sponsor Mounties
who does so much for the sport in our region.
Barrie Jones OBSF President